This website will provide you a historical overview of the Fort, as well as information about current and upcoming activities at the park. Additionally, there is information about the Non-Profit Organization, The Friends of Fort Halifax Park, that serves as a support group for Halifax Township to assist with the purchase, development, programs and management of the park.
Discover Fort Halifax
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Fort Halifax was built in 1756 with the purpose of providing safe shelter for pack trains passing from Fort hunter (now in Harrisburg) to Fort Augusta (now in Sunbury.) Due to the French and Indian War conflict, settlers in the area regularly encountered deadly conflicts with Indians. Fort Halifax was built as a solution to the problem.
Upcoming Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc. Board Meeting*:
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Location: Halifax Area Historical Society Building
3rd and Market Sts., Halifax, PA
*Board Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of every month.
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